Culinology - June 2018 - 28

The
REAL
deal
by Susan Malovany
editor@sosland.com

28 |

Culinology | JUNE 2018

E

ric Iserman tells it like it is. He definitely
isn't a food snob. "Nothing thrills me
quite like purchasing an $8 meal and getting
a $12 experience," said the senior quality
analyst for Save-A-Lot, St. Louis. "I enjoy going to a fast food joint, for example, and if the
burger is hot and fresh and the fries are perfect, I can be just as satisfied with that as with
upscale fine-dining. Conversely, I find myself
increasingly critical of culinary experiences
that underperform relative to price."
After he graduated from culinary school/
chef training in Charleston, SC - where he
was born and raised - Mr. Iserman initially
wanted to be a "fancy" chef or even create
the food world's next great new product.
"Now, however, since working at our company, my goals have evolved and I've adopted

a value-oriented mindset," he said. "I'm inspired by food products that provide a value
to our customers."  
His favorite foods also reflect his tastes for
the simpler, purer things in life. "Nothing beats
a perfectly ripe, fresh peach, or even chips
and salsa," he said. "If I had to pick a cuisine,
I'd say the full spectrum of Chinese food is
my favorite. Everything from Americanized
Chinese to authentic - I love it all."    
Working at Save-A-Lot, one of the nation's
leading hard-discount, store-brand grocery
chains, has reinforced this philosophy of quality food at low prices. The company generally
doesn't run promotions because it offers the
lowest prices every day, according to Mr.
Iserman.
"Our average store boasts about 3,500



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Culinology - June 2018

Culinology - June 2018
TABLE of contents
PRESIDENT’S letter - on the move
EMERGING trends - Rising restaurant trends
EMERGING trends - Beyond beef jerky
Flavor Trends - Balancing authenticity & innovation
INGREDIENT trends - Fermentation driving culinary experimentation
INGREDIENT trends - Branching out with olives
MEMBER profile - The real deal
INDUSTRY news - Innovation at every corner at RCA Conference
INDUSTRY news - Recognizing industry leaders
INDUSTRY news - RCA announces new officers
INDUSTRY news - Culinology Education Foundation scholarship recipients
INDUSTRY news - upcoming events
PETITS fours - ReGrained turning trash into treasure
PETITS fours - Companies placing bets on personalized nutrition
PETITS fours - New cheese snacks feature the crunch carb-avoiders crave
PETITS fours - Chobani stretching the yogurt category
NEWS bites
Ad Index
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Culinology - June 2018 - TABLE of contents
Culinology - June 2018 - PRESIDENT’S letter - on the move
Culinology - June 2018 - 5
Culinology - June 2018 - EMERGING trends - Rising restaurant trends
Culinology - June 2018 - 7
Culinology - June 2018 - EMERGING trends - Beyond beef jerky
Culinology - June 2018 - 9
Culinology - June 2018 - 10
Culinology - June 2018 - Flavor Trends - Balancing authenticity & innovation
Culinology - June 2018 - 12
Culinology - June 2018 - 13
Culinology - June 2018 - 14
Culinology - June 2018 - 15
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Culinology - June 2018 - 17
Culinology - June 2018 - INGREDIENT trends - Fermentation driving culinary experimentation
Culinology - June 2018 - 19
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Culinology - June 2018 - 23
Culinology - June 2018 - 24
Culinology - June 2018 - 25
Culinology - June 2018 - INGREDIENT trends - Branching out with olives
Culinology - June 2018 - 27
Culinology - June 2018 - MEMBER profile - The real deal
Culinology - June 2018 - 29
Culinology - June 2018 - 30
Culinology - June 2018 - 31
Culinology - June 2018 - 32
Culinology - June 2018 - 33
Culinology - June 2018 - INDUSTRY news - Innovation at every corner at RCA Conference
Culinology - June 2018 - 35
Culinology - June 2018 - 36
Culinology - June 2018 - 37
Culinology - June 2018 - INDUSTRY news - Recognizing industry leaders
Culinology - June 2018 - 39
Culinology - June 2018 - INDUSTRY news - RCA announces new officers
Culinology - June 2018 - INDUSTRY news - Culinology Education Foundation scholarship recipients
Culinology - June 2018 - INDUSTRY news - upcoming events
Culinology - June 2018 - 43
Culinology - June 2018 - PETITS fours - ReGrained turning trash into treasure
Culinology - June 2018 - PETITS fours - Companies placing bets on personalized nutrition
Culinology - June 2018 - PETITS fours - Chobani stretching the yogurt category
Culinology - June 2018 - 47
Culinology - June 2018 - NEWS bites
Culinology - June 2018 - 49
Culinology - June 2018 - Ad Index
Culinology - June 2018 - 51
Culinology - June 2018 - 52
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